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500 math questions for the GRE test to know by test day 500 math questions for the GRE test to know by test day

Apr 14, 2015
Birth of a theorem - a mathematical adventure Birth of a theorem - a mathematical adventure

"An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation Ce´dric Villani is a rock-star mathematician. An intellect of unusual depth and breadth, he is the director of France's greatest mathematics research institute. In 2010 he received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, for his proofs resolving one of the most controversial theories of classical physics. Birth of a Theorem is his own account of the year leading up to th

Apr 18, 2015
Cuckoo - cheating by nature Cuckoo - cheating by nature

How does the cuckoo get away with laying its eggs in the nests of other birds and tricking them into raising young cuckoos rather than their own offspring? Early observers who noticed a little warbler feeding a monstrously large cuckoo chick concluded the cuckoo's lack of parental care was the result of faulty design by the Creator, and that the hosts chose to help the poor cuckoo. These quaint views of bad design and benevolence were banished after Charles Darwin proposed that the cuckoo tricks

Apr 13, 2015
Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat - how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat - how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics

Apr 18, 2015
Elephant don - the politics of a pachyderm posse Elephant don - the politics of a pachyderm posse

Apr 16, 2015
Headstrong - 52 women who changed science--and the world Headstrong - 52 women who changed science--and the world

"Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 13, 2015
How to clone a mammoth - the science of de-extinction How to clone a mammoth - the science of de-extinction

"Could extinct species like mammoths and passenger pigeons be brought back to life? The science says yes. In [this book], Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in 'ancient DNA' research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is

Apr 17, 2015
Human universe Human universe

Apr 17, 2015
Invisible - the dangerous allure of the unseen Invisible - the dangerous allure of the unseen

Apr 16, 2015
Professor Stewart's incredible numbers Professor Stewart's incredible numbers

A delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the uncommon but no less consequential (1.059463 and 43,252,003,274,489,856,000). Along the way, Stewart takes us through prime numbers, cubic equations, the concept of zero, the possible positions on the Rubik's Cube, the role of numbers in human history, and beyond!

Apr 18, 2015
Rocket science for the rest of us - cutting-edge concepts made simple Rocket science for the rest of us - cutting-edge concepts made simple

Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand? Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you're looking for! Get a grip on even the most mysterious and complex sciences with Ben Gilliland's guide to dark matter, exo-planets, Planck time, earth sciences, and more.

Apr 18, 2015
Sneaky math - a graphic primer with projects - ace the basics of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus with everyday things Sneaky math - a graphic primer with projects - ace the basics of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus with everyday things

Apr 14, 2015
Southern Rocky Mountain wildflowers - a field guide to wildflowers in the Southern Rocky Mountains, including Rocky Mountain National Park Southern Rocky Mountain wildflowers - a field guide to wildflowers in the Southern Rocky Mountains, including Rocky Mountain National Park

"Field guide to more than 200 wildflowers conveniently arranged for easy identification. Includes vibrant color photos and descriptions"--

Apr 18, 2015
The astronomy bible - the definitive guide to the night sky and the universe The astronomy bible - the definitive guide to the night sky and the universe

Apr 14, 2015
The intimate bond - how animals shaped human history The intimate bond - how animals shaped human history

Animals, and our ever-changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history. Through an in-depth analysis of six truly transformative human-animal relationships, Fagan shows how our habits and our very way of life were considerably and irreversibly altered by our intimate bond with animals. Among other stories, Fagan explores how herding changed human behavior; how the humble donkey helped launch the process of globalization; and how the horse carried a hearty band of nom

Apr 17, 2015
The narrow edge - a tiny bird, an ancient crab, and an epic journey The narrow edge - a tiny bird, an ancient crab, and an epic journey

Apr 17, 2015
The winds of change - climate, weather, and the destruction of civilizations The winds of change - climate, weather, and the destruction of civilizations

Climate has been humanity's constant, if moody, companion. At times benefactor or tormentor, climate nurtured the first stirrings of civilization and then repeatedly visited ruin on empires and peoples. Environmental journalist Linden reveals a recurring pattern in which civilizations become prosperous and complacent during good weather, only to collapse when climate changes--either through its direct effects, such as floods or drought, or indirect consequences, such as disease, blight, and civi

Apr 18, 2015